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Why Are My Nails Twisting When They Grow
Difficult to say: There are many changes that can occur with the nails. Many can be benign but some changes (downward curling being one of them) can be a sign of systemic disease, particularly lung disease. You should see you primary care doctor and possibly a dermatologist to help determine what is going on. ...Read more
Strong Nails: Several vitamins are notable for their support of strong, healthy nails, so seek these out in the foods you eat or as supplements. Vitamin A helps the body process protein, needed to sustain the nail bed and ward off hangnails. A lack of vitamin B may cause ridges and fragile nails. Biotin (also known as vitamin B7) is notable for its treatment of weak, split-prone nails. ...Read more
Soft nails: Nails break because they are soft. It can be associated with low thyroid or poor nutritional state. If blood tests are ok it can be treated on the outside with dermanial or genedur. Internal vitamins with high biotin levels and silica can be helpful. Oral digestive enzymes taken 3-4 with a meal work to strengthen nails due to poor nutrition. ...Read more
Stronger Nails: Apply prescription Genadur to your nails once a day and take Biotin 2.5mg per day to strengthen and grow your nails. ...Read more
No, you can not: Force nails to grow at a faster rate. ...Read more
Nails: Stop biting your nails and then apply Nail tex which accelerates growth ...Read more
Polish: One trick to avoid biting is to keep polish on them. You will be less likely to bite with a thick coat of polish there. Try it! ...Read more
Nails: When you bite you are biting dead areas. You have not damaged the growth region - yes they should grow quite healthy if you siop biting. ...Read more
My nails look bad cz I used to eat them and some nails are green how to cure so they look nice and grow properly?
Nail biting: If you have stopped nail biting, you can try gelatin. This seems to help with strenthening the nails. If you can not stop nail biting, you may need to see a behavioral specialists. I would also check with your provider for causes of discoloration that are not due to nail biting. ...Read more
How do you make your nails grow? Mine always take so long to see alittle speck I just don't understand please help
Biotin: Taking extra biotin, a safe vitamin supplement, has been shown to make nails thicker and stronger. Many patients report that their nails grow faster as well. You can get it inexpensively over the counter. It is worth seeing your doctor, however, as there can be issues associated with poor nail growth. ...Read more
Please check: HealthTap TipTaps for a list of ways to stop biting nails. ...Read more
Nail health: Eat healthy meals with adequate protein, vitamins, minerals. Avoid artificial nails, which can damage your natural ones. Many claim gelatin & biotin (a b vitamin) supplements will help nails grow stronger. If u have any disease that can affect nails (fungus, psoriasis, etc) see fp to treat those underlying problems. Avoid injuries to nail growth plate at base of nail. ...Read more
If I cut my nails really deep inside the skin, I know it would hurt but, will it grow back again normally or it will stay the same as short.
See below: If cut wrong you could develop an ingrown nail as the nail grows out. ...Read more
I keep getting these little bitty red lines under my nails and after awhile they turn black should I be concerned as my nails grow they disappear?
If: If it doesn't go away then this is a problem and you might need a biopsy. ...Read more
Splitting nails and cuticles. What am I lacking for healthy nails? They grow but don't last. What to do to keep them growing strong and healthily?
Splitting Nails: Genadur is the first fda-approved treatment to help strengthen fragile, brittle nails. According to manufacturer medimetriks pharmaceuticals, genadur helps improve the condition with a once-daily brush-on application that may start showing results in as little as 14 days. While brittle nails may be the result of exposure to solvents in nail products, they may also be the symptom of medical issues. ...Read more
21 female. Every time my nails grow out the starts to get flat and hurt and look like I'm flattening one side ://? Why does this happen!? how2imprpve
Options: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts), vit. E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more
Vasaline and biotin: One of the greatest problems with weak or brittle nails is dehydration of the nail plate. Whenever your hands get wet, whether after showering or washing, try rubbing in vaseline petroleum jelly to your finger nails while they're still soaking wet. Then towel dry. In addition, take biotin (part of the vitamin b complex), 5000 each day. These simple practices will give great results. ...Read more
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Can nails have a limited growth I try to grow my nails longer but it doesn't seem to grow more than this, so does it have a limit? Thanks doctors
Not usually: Like hair, nails have fairly constant growth. Factors that might alter nail growth include injury to the nail matrix, nail infection, severe illness or unusually brittle nails. If this of concern to you consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more
My nails are very thin and brittle. They always break and they even peel in layers sometimes. Can never grow them out long. What can I do to help?
Get checked out.: Nails r an extension of the skin, and & skin is the largest organ of the body. Thus, health problems often first appear in the skin, hair, & nails. Brittle, flaky nails can b seen in mineral / hormone deficiencies (iron, thyroid, others). Also, exposure to chemicals (even nail polish) cd do it. Lastly, diseases like psoriasis & fungal infx affect nails. Discuss w/ a dermatologist or ur primary doc ...Read more
42 y.O. Just stopped biting nails. Acrylic overlay on them, no tips. They grow upward, have a short nailbed. Dad's nails very similar. Need a cure!
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get what you want. ...Read more
When my nails grow it goes under my sikn and its really hurt,,, so I take it off my nail once but it happned again how can I prevent this condition??
Fingers or toes?: Are you having ingrown nails of your fingers or toes? Most commonly seen is toes, which can be due to poorly fitting shoes, extreme cutting of the skin by the nail fold, deformity of the end of the toe, or some kind of trauma. You can have your doctor cut your nail back to prevent the condition, but also recommend not biting/cuting your nails/skin fold too short and/or wearing better fitting shoes ...Read more
What can I do to get my hair to grow faster I cut all the chemically damaged parts off and I keep it moisturizeAnything I can take for hair and nails?
If nutritionally...: If a person is nutritionally in good shape, without any major disease nor illness, then her hair will grow at the same rate with or without vitamin supplements, special foods, or any particular activities. The usual multivitamin supplements that many people buy over-the-counter do not change the growth rate of hair. Hair follicles do not change their hairs' growth rates depending on hair cutting. ...Read more
Ingrown Toenail: An ingrown toenail can result from a number of things. Poorly fitting shoes and toenails that are not properly trimmed are the most common causes. The skin along the edge of a toenail may become red and infected. The great toe is affected most often, but any toenail can become ingrown. ...Read more
B Vits, A, C, D & E:
Many vitamins are needed for healthy hair, including b3, b5, b6, b12, biotin & a, c, d, e & zinc. The most effective are e, d & biotin.
Adequate essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids are also important. Silica may help nails to grow- try biosil- this also helps hair. Avoid sugars & fried foods & emphasize fruits & veggies of all colors.
See http://suite101.Com/article/vitamins-for-hair-growth-a60366. ...Read more
Hair health: For healthy hair growth: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat in diet, v carbonated beverages, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (but don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (think kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (think walnuts) and vitamin E (fruits & vegetables). ...Read more
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